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Summer holidays – the perfect time for asbestos surveys

Summer holidays – the perfect time for asbestos surveys The school holidays may mean a well-earned break for students and teachers, but behind the scenes the site team are often hard at work, preparing buildings and facilities for the new school year. And while the majority of the site’s users are away, it may be a …Read the Full Post

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The Horrifying Reality Of Asbestos Exposure

Who is at Risk of Asbestos Exposure? According to the HSE’s own statistics, 13 people die every single day as a result of exposure to asbestos. In fact statistics indicate that considerably more people are dying today from asbestos related diseases than thirty years ago, despite highly public campaigns to draw people’s attention to the …Read the Full Post

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Multiple Health and Safety Failings Land Brothers in Jail

What no Asbestos Survey or CDM Coordinator! The issue of asbestos in old buildings and the risk is poses to workers has been brought to the fore by a recent case which saw two men jailed for up to 22 weeks each. Akram Hussein and his brother Inam were both jailed after repeatedly ignoring Improvement …Read the Full Post

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Asbestos Do you know your responsibiities?

What is Asbestos? A fibrous, crystalline mineral, asbestos has been used in construction projects since the late 1800s. Relatively strong and resistant to fire, asbestos seemed to be the perfect insulation material for buildings where it was often mixed with cement for additional strength. The flexible applications of asbestos meant that it was used extensively …Read the Full Post

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Two Further Safety Reminders Of Asbestos Risks

I wrote recently about an incident in which a building firm dismantled some asbestos roof tiles without taking the proper precautions, exposing employees, workers in nearby offices and members of the public. Astonishingly last week we have heard of a further two incidents of this happening. It cannot be emphasised enough how important it is …Read the Full Post

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Surrey Decorating Firm Fined £45,000 For Asbestos Exposure

Whilst the use of asbestos materials was banned in the UK completely in 1985, it is still commonly found in many pre-existing buildings, and therefore needs to be kept firmly in mind when carrying out buildings safety checks prior to any development work. This is a fact which one Surrey based firm overlooked, resulting in …Read the Full Post

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Be Aware of Asbestos

Young workers in the construction industry have been alerted to the importance of asbestos training in Yorkshire. It is necessary to be aware of the risks when working with asbestos as it can lead to diseases, many of which are terminal. The Health and Safety Executive have organised training opportunities to those working in South …Read the Full Post

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Hidden Asbestos a Danger to Everyone

Millions of people in the UK are at risk of the dangers from asbestos.  Geoffrey Newton, a keen DIY enthusiast recently passed away after suffering with mesothelioma.  This disease is a form of cancer that lines the lungs and is caused directly from exposure to asbestos fibres.  While Mr Newton never worked with asbestos in …Read the Full Post

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Asbestos Exposure Lands Two Firms in Court

Workers were exposed to the deadly material, asbestos, when working on a cruise ship.  The team were carrying out some refurbishments on the Hebridean Princess after being commissioned by All Leisure Holidays and Andrew Weir Shipping. Two men has been contracted in to remove some wooden panelling and the celling, but neither of the firms …Read the Full Post

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Redditch Firm Fined After Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Twenty people have been exposed to the dangers caused from being exposed to asbestos fibres. The Health and Safety Executive have prosecuted a Redditch freight company and the managing director of the firm along with a contractor from Birmingham as workers now face the possibility of potentially deadly lung disease. Licence is Required to Safely …Read the Full Post

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